The Miracle of Birth Center is celebrating its 12th year and is staffed by volunteer veterinarians from the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary students from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Minnesota, and members of the National FFA organization. This display, the most popular attraction at the fair, educates the public on the vital role that animal agriculture and veterinary medicine plays in the state of Minnesota. With live births and newborn farm animals, including cows, pigs, chicks, sheep and ducks,
the display highlights the importance of animals to our economy, health, and quality of life.
Volunteers are needed to answer questions and help in the birthing process. Many of your clients visit this exhibit, and they would be excited to see "their" veterinarian at work. This is also an excellent opportunity for large animal veterinarians to interact with students and the public, and recruit them into the large animal field. Each year our volunteers remark that this is an experience they will never forget!
Moderate in the Nursery of Knowledge (NOK), our educational corner in the Miracle of Birth Center.
Open to both students and veterinarians,
this is a new educational area that we are very excited about. We have speakers from the MN Public of Health every other day speaking on “Rabies in MN”, volunteers from the MN Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps talking about MN Medical Disaster Response, videos on Vet Camp with Vet Camp Volunteers and “Cesarean Section in a Cow” and “So You Want To Become A Vet” video. We are wanting to give an opportunity to a student or veterinarian willing to announce upcoming events and be available to answer questions from the public. This is a valuable position in educating the public on important health and wellness issues and collaborating with the other speakers and volunteers coming. Don't miss this excellent opportunity. Volunteers are needed! Students can sign up online at the SignUpGenius link.
Thursday, August 22,through Monday, September 2, 2013.
View available time slots and who is currently volunteering here
To volunteer call the MVMA office or download the form below, fill it out, and fax or mail to the MVMA office:
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
101 Bridgepoint Way, Suite 100
South St. Paul, MN 55075
For a Volunteer Press Release you can send to your local papers click here Volunteer Press Release
Please also review the volunteer communication information below. Additional questions may be asked the day of the fair.
Need Directions? Click below to view a map of the fairgrounds
Map- (See F18 for the Miracle of Birth Center Location)